Uptown Video

Teen Idol Frankie Lymon’s Tragic Rise and Fall Tells the Truth About 1950s America | Smithsonian

Teen Idol Frankie Lymon’s Tragic Rise and Fall Tells the Truth About 1950s America | Smithsonian

The mirage of the singer’s soaring success echoes the mirage of post-war tranquility at home By Jeff MacGregor That voice! Those apple cheeks! Arms wide, head back, he radiates joy, even in antique black and white. That beautiful soprano flying high, talent and presence and just enough ham to sell it all. And it was […]


The Fix: Bodega Bamz – Diddy Bop

The Fix: Bodega Bamz – Diddy Bop

We invite you to subscribe to the weekly Uptown Love newsletter, like our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter & Instagram or e-mail us at UptownCollective@gmail.com.


Spread Love: Lin-Manuel Miranda to Congress: You have the power to help Puerto Rico

Spread Love: Lin-Manuel Miranda to Congress: You have the power to help Puerto Rico

Related: #InstagramUptown: #UptownUNIDOS We invite you to subscribe to the weekly Uptown Love newsletter, like our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter & Instagram or e-mail us at UptownCollective@gmail.com.


Mood Music: Chazmere – Simple Things

Mood Music: Chazmere - Simple Things

The one and only Chazmere is back people. Simple Things is the first visual from Chazmere’s superb 4th album, •FELT•. Check out the project ASAP. You can thank us later. Remember, if we don’t support our art who will?


Spread Love: Cuentos

Spread Love: Cuentos

Gentrification is transforming New York City and beyond, one neighborhood at a time. The pernicious process converts vibrant and diverse communities into sterile and generic places that only people of means can afford to live in. Our beloved Uptown is not immune to gentrification. Djali Brown-Cepeda deftly tackles the gentrification that is destroying the very […]


Uptown Video: Imam of Harlem – On Being Black & Muslim in America

Uptown Video: Imam of Harlem - On Being Black & Muslim in America

For over twenty years, Imam Talib ‘Abdur-Rashid has ran Harlem’s Mosque of Islamic Brotherhood (MIB); and for twenty years he has provided a religious sanctuary for its predominantly African-American congregation, who have increasingly felt the weight of being both Muslim and black in America. We invite you to subscribe to the weekly Uptown Love newsletter, […]


12/14/17: The Hip Hop Nutcracker with Kurtis Blow

12/14/17: The Hip Hop Nutcracker with Kurtis Blow

A holiday mash-up for the whole family, The Hip Hop Nutcracker re-imagines Tchaikovsky’s classic score through explosive hip hop choreography, a dozen all-star dancers, on-stage DJ, an electric violinist and digital scenery. This evening-length show celebrates love, community and the magic of the holiday season. Thursday, December 14 Doors 6:30pm, Show 7:30pm United Palace, 4140 […]


#InstagramUptown: Spread Your Wings & Fly

#InstagramUptown: Spread Your Wings & Fly

A post shared by DavidNY (@david_ny914) on Nov 13, 2017 at 10:58am PST We invite you to subscribe to the weekly Uptown Love newsletter, like our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter & Instagram or e-mail us at UptownCollective@gmail.com.


GQ Magazine Names Colin Kaepernick ‘Citizen of the Year’

GQ Magazine Names Colin Kaepernick ‘Citizen of the Year’

Super big shout out to GQ for taking a brave stance and naming Colin Kaepernick ‘Citizen of the Year’. The excellent cover story properly places Kaepernick’s activism in the context of such icons as Muhammad Ali and Jackie Robinson. Shot in Harlem, Martin Schoeller’s simply incredible images of the athlete/activist resonate with power, purpose and […]


36 Hours in Latino New York City | NY Times

36 Hours in Latino New York City | NY Times

Mireya Navarro of the NY Times put together an outstanding piece on her 36 hour romp through Latino NYC. Get this: Latinos in NYC “account for 29 percent of the overall population and for more than half in the Bronx.” She starts off her journey of cultural and culinary exploration in El Barrio and from […]


The Fix: Celisse Henderson – Stuck On You Blues

The Fix: Celisse Henderson – Stuck On You Blues

You can catch the very talented Celisse Henderson doing her thing this coming Friday, November 17 at the world famous Apollo Theater. Get your tickets ASAP! Ger Your tickets: Apollo Music Café Featuring: Celisse Henderson We invite you to subscribe to the weekly Uptown Love newsletter, like our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter […]


Uptown Video: Thomas Jefferson Park East Harlem Skate Park Official Opening

Uptown Video: Thomas Jefferson Park East Harlem Skate Park Official Opening

The video above documents the opening ceremony for the Thomas Jefferson Park East Harlem Skate Park. People from all over came out to celebrate the grand occasion. We invite you to subscribe to the weekly Uptown Love newsletter, like our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter & Instagram or e-mail us at UptownCollective@gmail.com.


StreetEasy: Inwood emerges as the only truly affordable neighborhood in New York City

StreetEasy: Inwood emerges as the only truly affordable neighborhood in New York City

The good folks at StreetEasy have determined that according to their analysis there is only one neighborhood “where the median asking rent is affordable on the median income.” You guessed it. The answer is our bucolic Inwood. With the way things are going that may not be the case for long. Hit up the link […]


The Fix: Glory Lives – OMG

The Fix: Glory Lives – OMG

We invite you to subscribe to the weekly Uptown Love newsletter, like our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter & Instagram or e-mail us at UptownCollective@gmail.com.


Kahlil Joseph’s New Film Is Steeped in Harlem’s History. And His Own. | NY Times

Kahlil Joseph’s New Film Is Steeped in Harlem’s History. And His Own. | NY Times

By DANIEL McDERMON It was Kahlil Joseph’s brother who made him an artist. Or at least that’s one way to describe how Mr. Joseph, a successful director who has worked with Kendrick Lamar and Beyoncé, came to premiere his film “Fly Paper” at the New Museum this fall. An impressionistic collage of Harlem’s past and […]


Uptown Video: Own Your Own Story | Uptown Hustle 007

Uptown Video: Own Your Own Story | Uptown Hustle 007

For the latest episode of Uptown Hustle, Harlem tech maverick John Henry takes part in the NY Latino Film Festival’s Futuro Conference and drops some serious gems. Related: Meet The 23-Year-Old Turning Harlem Into A Startup Hub | Fast Company Bucking Silicon Valley to Find Black Dollars for Start-Ups in Harlem | National Journal 22-Year-Old […]


Uptown Video: When LOL Is Not Enough…

Uptown Video: When LOL Is Not Enough...

Related: New Junot Diaz Book To Be Released In September What Dominican Independence Day Means | Remezcla I Am A Dominican York We invite you to subscribe to the weekly Uptown Love newsletter, like our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter & Instagram or e-mail us at UptownCollective@gmail.com.


Indiegogo Spotlight: A Tale of Two Neighbors

Indiegogo Spotlight: A Tale of Two Neighbors

A Word From Nelson Estevez Growing up in Inwood, New York was difficult. I distinctly remember Broadway Avenue: the street which divided the Dominican and Irish communities. The goal of this film is to bridge those two communities together, build empathy for one another as human beings, and come to the realization that there is […]


Public Art Takes Flight | NY Times

Public Art Takes Flight | NY Times

By THE EDITORIAL BOARD In his final years, John James Audubon, the celebrated 19th-century painter of bird life, lived in rustic uptown Manhattan in a house by the Hudson where some of his final paintings were of urban rats that caught his eye. But birds remained his forte. And as Audubon lies in his grave […]


Opioid addiction and the most controversial bathroom in New York | CNN

Opioid addiction and the most controversial bathroom in New York | CNN

By Dr. Sanjay Gupta (CNN) Of all the provocative strategies to reduce harm from opioid addiction, the one that I am about to describe is near the top. Over the past several months, hardly anyone I spoke to about the abuse of opioids in the United States, including pain pills and heroin, had a neutral […]


The Fix: Ron Renaissance – Let’s Run Away

The Fix: Ron Renaissance – Let's Run Away

A Washington Heights native Ron Renaissance performed in over 30 countries before the age of 25. He is an artist whose work transcends multiple musical genres. If he’s not singing, producing, composing, or playing his trombone you can bet your money he’s tearing up the dance floor. “Let’s Run Away” is the first single of […]


The Dominican Dance Party That Refuses to Die | NY Times

The Dominican Dance Party That Refuses to Die | NY Times

Old-school merengue is still going strong at El Deportivo, one of the last of the great Washington Heights social clubs. By ANNIE CORREAL Around midnight on a recent Saturday, behind a windowless facade on Amsterdam Avenue in Washington Heights, Radhamés López led his partner, Carmen Faña, onto the dance floor. Dozens of couples danced beside […]


Back-and-Forth on DACA Leaves Young Immigrants ‘Just Dangling’ | NY Times

By LIZ ROBBINS Violeta Gomez-Uribe, 32, goes to kickboxing classes in Brooklyn. Eduardo Garcia, 22, lifts weights at the gym, in between classes and two jobs. Apolinar Islas, 34, who came to New York from Mexico when he was 15, said he walks around in “zombie mode” and tries to stay off social media to […]


09/23/17: Danza Highbridge Festival

09/23/17: Danza Highbridge Festival

The Danza Highbridge Festival is UPCA’s annual dance festival in the drained swimming pool at Highbridge Park, celebrating traditional and cultural dance styles. Featuring works by: Arielle Rosales of House of Duende Katie Drablos Karla Puno Garcia Milteri Tucker and Bombazo Dance Company R.Evolución Latina Stephanie Klemons ThruLines Dance Initiative ZEST Collective DANCE Dance Project […]

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...